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Published: 02 June 2008

550 Pages

ISBN: 9780199216857

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Diplomatic Law

Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

Eileen Denza

Oxford Commentaries on International Law

  • Fully updated new edition of the leading work on diplomatic law
  • Provides historical context and commentary on the application of the Convention by the UK, the US, and other States
  • Highlights important new trends in the application of the Convention regime including including the consequences of increasing levels of physical violence against embassies and attacks on diplomats

New to this Edition:

  • Increased coverage of the interaction between state and diplomatic immunity (as shown in the Pinochet case)
  • Explores the increasing evidence of disregard for the rules of secrecy in diplomatic communications
  • Examines increasing latitude for 'interference' by diplomats in the interest of protecting human rights
  • Examines the impact of the UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property
  • Addition of a bibliography to further aid the reader
  • Up to date list of parties to the Vienna Convention